Mission Viejo, CA Real Estate News

By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
While the rest of the country is freezing...my Facebook page is filled with post after post of screen shots of terrifyingly cold weather reports. It's going to be close to 90° here!At only 9am, I've switched from coffee to ice tea! It's rough here people!! I'm sitting on my deck watching the kayaks on Lake Mission Viejo.Our housing inventory is starting to fill up, buyers are out and the sun is warm. Let's find a home with a pool! :)
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By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
2/14/2016 Home Values In Mission Viejo ByTim Lorenz This week’s report on home values for Mission Viejo and surrounding areas homes is prepared by a Mission Viejo Realtor Tim Lorenz.  The report shows the Orange County Median Prices for resale homes were up 6.9 percent, for new homes up 1.1 percent and for resale condos up 8.8 percent. The sales volume is up for resale homes 19.8 percent and up 19.0 percent on condos and up 61.1 percent for new homes.       Mission Viejo  Zip Code 92691 sales prices are up 8.3 percent and the sales volume is up 17.0 percent. Mission Viejo Zip Code 92692 sales prices are up 11.4 percent and the sales volume is up 5.5  percent. Aliso Viejo sales prices are down 2.6 percent and the sales volume is up 13.8 percent. Laguna Niguel sales prices are up 3.8 perc...
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By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
It's The Listing Price, Not A Price Tag Or not! I understand that the sellers have their own price, and the listing agent is working to help them achieve their goals....as it should be. But it doesn't mean we need to pay according to their whims.Yesterday I opened escrow on a nice property for my buyers. This has taken a little while to get going. The listing agent kept pushing us to write a higher offer. He assured me that we had NO chance based on our offer.Which was solidly based on comps.Finally, we thanked the agent for his time and started moving on. My buyers were disappointed but firm that they did not want to over pay just to make the sellers' goals. They had goals of their own.Then yesterday I woke up to an accepted offer. The listing agent showed my comps and offer to the sel...
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By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
New Listings Mission Viejo, California - 2-5-16 The sun is shining and new listings are popping up in Mission Viejo, California. Time to take a look before the good ones get away! Even though there is a "Big Game" this Sunday, you have time to see the new Mission Viejo, California homes for sale this week.Take a look at these new listings this week, I'm around if you've like to schedule a private showing.Mission Viejo homes for sale - new listings week of 2/1/16-2/7/16 
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Pristine Elegance are the words that best describe this Gorgeous Turnkey home in the Prestigious Gated Quail Run Community of Mission Viejo.  Boasting an Ideal Floor Plan with a Main Level Bedroom and Full Bath, Tastefully Decorated and Thoughtfully Designed, with Quality Amenities and Fine Features, this beautiful home has so much to offer. Blessed with Beautiful Curb Appeal, pass under The Brick Lined Arch at the front entry and through the double doors, where the Soaring Two Story Ceilings welcome you into the Light and Bright Interior. You will be impressed with the formal tiled entry, Roman Column Accents, Decorating Nooks, Coffered Ceilings, and the Abundance of Natural Light flowing in the numerous windows, creating a soothing atmosphere in the Formal Living and Dining Spaces.  T...
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By John Alesi, (Orange County California Real Estate)
(Century 21 Award)
What is the definition of a Bedroom?Ask 50 real estate agents to define a bedroom and you will surely get 50 different definitions. So which one is right…especially if you want to avoid litigation as a seller, buyer or agent?Let’s start with the disclosures: I’m not an attorney and I didn’t sleep at a Holiday Inn last night. The information expressed below is strictly for your entertainment value and may not hold up in a court of law. I have based the following information on the California Residential Code, 2013 edition, which is, in turn, based on the ICC, International Code Council guidelines.Many agents will tell you that the qualifying factor is that the room must have a closet. This is not true (in my area) and you will get into many arguments trying to defend this. Here’s what yo...
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By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
1/31/2016 Home Values In Mission Viejo ByTim Lorenz This week’s report on home values for Mission Viejo and surrounding areas homes is prepared by a Mission Viejo Realtor Tim Lorenz.  The report shows the Orange County Median Prices for resale homes were up 4.5 percent, for new homes down 5.5 percent and for resale condos up 11.4 percent. The sales volume is up for resale homes 13.9 percent and up 22.6 percent on condos and up 38.5 percent for new homes.       Mission Viejo  Zip Code 92691 sales prices are up 9.4 percent and the sales volume is up 20.8 percent. Mission Viejo Zip Code 92692 sales prices are up 4.1 percent and the sales volume is up 25.4 percent. Aliso Viejo sales prices are up 10.0 percent and the sales volume is down 4.3 percent. Laguna Niguel sales prices are up 3.5 pe...
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By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
Find Your Mission Viejo Home This WeekendListings 1-30-16 So you've been looking around South Orange County and have realized the great lifestyle available to you and your family in Mission Viejo, California. Great decision by the way! :)Mission Viejo has so much to offer. As the original master-planned community, every home is close to parks, schools, shopping and amenities. Home to world class athletic facilities, such as the Nadadore Swimming Center, Mission Viejo is the perfect place to enjoy our great Southern California Weather. For kids, young and old and furry, we have parks, trails, dog parks, recreation centers, gyms, fields, clubs, and of course Lake Mission Viejo!Wondering what you can buy in Mission Viejo this week? I have the answer! Let me know if you have any questions a...
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By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
  After Showing Phone Calls? Make Them Want To Call Back I've never really understood the point of calling a showing agent for feedback. Truth is, you're the listing agent. Hearing what one buyer has to say is really fairly ridiculous. It's your job to already know how your listing shows.It's not that you can fix any of the issues the house has. For instance you can't move a major road or raise the foundation to allow for a level entry. But you should already know how it compares to the rest of the market and what you can do to make it more appealing..even if that is only price.But you do want to talk to the showing agents, right? Why? and how can you get them to call you back?The only reason to talk with a showing agent is to see if the buyer is interested in writing an offer. That's i...
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By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
 Playoffs are here! Yes people...it's football. Sheesh! The big game for me is Patriots and Broncos and it's on during my open house! Bummer! Now this is a stunning home, and even though I have a couple offers "coming" I'm not taking any chances on meeting prospective buyers and/or their agents. So here I am!But as you know, there is down time during an open house....even a great house like 26295 Buscador, Mission Viejo, CA. So what's a girl to do? Miss the game? Nope!Enter my Slingbox. Slingbox is one of many systems which allows me to access my cable box from any internet connection. So I'm a wifi or hotspot away from watching the Broncos beat New England. So the sun is out, doors are open, and the open house is on! Go Broncos! 
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By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
1/24/2016 Home Values In Mission Viejo ByTim Lorenz This week’s report on home values for Mission Viejo and surrounding areas homes is prepared by a Mission Viejo Realtor Tim Lorenz.  The report shows the Orange County Median Prices for resale homes were up 4.1 percent, for new homes up 5.9 percent and for resale condos up 5.5 percent. The sales volume is up for resale homes 10.1 percent and up 11.9 percent on condos and down 15.3 percent for new homes.       Mission Viejo  Zip Code 92691 sales prices are up 5.3 percent and the sales volume is up 20.3 percent. Mission Viejo Zip Code 92692 sales prices are up 6.1 percent and the sales volume is up 16.8 percent. Aliso Viejo sales prices are up 3.1 percent and the sales volume is up 7.4 percent. Laguna Niguel sales prices are up 3.4 percen...
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By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
 Just Listed - Mission Viejo - $750,000Entertainer's Dream Home This is the home you've been looking for! Elegant living in the heart of Mission Viejo! No Mello Roos and Lake Mission Viejo privileges.  Drive up to lushly landscaped front yard with paving stone drive way and entry. Beautiful Arts and Crafts door and leaded glass lead into the formal entry way.    Inside, you'll find upgrades in every room. New windows and ceiling fans throughout. Upgraded kitchen features high end Bosch, Kitchen Aid and LG stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, new cabinetry and designer back splash.  Step outside the family room and you enter an entertainer's backyard. Built in BBQ with refrigerator, trash and separate burners for those special sauces. Relax in your private Lanai with ceiling...
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By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
 Mission Viejo MarketA Steady Year of Property Sales The past year of property sales in Mission Viejo, California has been story of holding steady. While there have been slight rises in average sales price during the summer months, as normal, even that has been subtle. The real estate market in Mission Viejo, California is healthy. This means you can feel confident buying, knowing that you are purchasing in a desirable community with steady property values.  
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By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
 Mission Viejo, California - A Place To Call Home Ever think about where you live? I live in Mission Viejo, California. I grew up here! I moved when I was 5 years old in 1966 and we had to drive through orange groves to get to the nearest market....15 miles away. My parents loved the larger homes and larger lots we got by being so far away from everything. I guess back then we couldn't foresee how Southern California would grow. Of course this surprises me since we still have limited land are are close to the ocean......As I'm writing this, I'm in my home office looking out the window at Saddleback Mountain. The sun is trying to peak out of the early morning clouds. For such a mild climate, we are getting a bit of winter this year. I do love the weather, but I'll be happy when our warm ...
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By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
1/17/2016 Home Values In Mission Viejo ByTim Lorenz This week’s report on home values for Mission Viejo and surrounding areas homes is prepared by a Mission Viejo Realtor Tim Lorenz.  The report shows the Orange County Median Prices for resale homes were up 5.5 percent, for new homes up 4.3 percent and for resale conds up 10.0 percent. The sales volume is up for resale homes 9.7 percent and up 13.7 percent on condos and down 13.7 percent for new homes.       Mission Viej.8o Zip Code 92691 sales prices are up 12.5 percent and the sales volume is up 29.5 percent. Mission Viejo Zip Code 92692 sales prices are down 0.4 percent and the sales volume is up 34.4 percent. Aliso Viejo sales prices are up 2.6 percent and the sales volume is up 9.3 percent. Laguna Niguel sales prices are up 9.3 per...
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By Dave Eisenbrey, Real Estate Agent, 55+, Active Adult Communities.
(Heritage Realtor Group agents for Coldwell Banker.)
Homes For Sale Casta del Sol Mission Viejo CA, Casta del Sol Mission  viejo Homes for Sale  Homes for Sale Casta del Sol  Homes For Sale Casta del Sol, . Incorporated in 1972 Casta del Sol located in the beautiful city of Mission Viejo CA is one of Orange County's original 55+, Active Adult Communities. Casta del Sol of Mission Viejo CA is a artfully planned community consisting of 1,927 homes with gorgeous tree lined streets and rolling hills. The many and varied social clubs take advantage of the two Recreation Centers featuring, a kitchen, plus Library, Billiards, ceramics, exercise and gardening rooms. In addition members enjoy the convenience of two pools and the access lawn bowling, tennis, paddle tennis, a putting green, walking path, and a gardening area.Casta del Sol located in...
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By Dave Eisenbrey, Real Estate Agent, 55+, Active Adult Communities.
(Heritage Realtor Group agents for Coldwell Banker.)
Casta del Sol Mission Viejo CA, Homes for Sale,  Homes for Sale Casta del Sol Homes For Sale Casta del Sol, A Premier Mission Viejo CA ,55+, Active Adult Community. Incorporated in 1972 Casta del Sol located in the beautiful city of Mission Viejo CA is one of Orange County's original 55+, Active Adult Communities. Casta del Sol of Mission Viejo CA is a artfully planned community consisting of 1,927 homes with gorgeous tree lined streets and rolling hills. The many and varied social clubs take advantage of the two Recreation Centers featuring, a kitchen, plus Library, Billiards, ceramics, exercise and gardening rooms. In addition members enjoy the convenience of two pools and the access lawn bowling, tennis, paddle tennis, a putting green, walking path, and a gardening area.Casta del Sol...
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By Dave Eisenbrey, Real Estate Agent, 55+, Active Adult Communities.
(Heritage Realtor Group agents for Coldwell Banker.)
Homes for Sale Casta del Sol: Click Here to view.   Incorporated in 1972, The Casta delo Sol development located in the beautiful city of Mission Viejo, California is one of Orange County's original 55+, Active Adult retirement community's, artfully planned consisting of 1,927 homes with gorgeous tree lined streets and rolling hills. The many and varied social clubs take advantage of the two Recreation Centers featuring, a kitchen, plus Library, Billiards, ceramics, exercise and gardening rooms. In addition members enjoy the convenience of two pools and the access lawn bowling, tennis, paddle tennis, a putting green, walking path, and a gardening area.  Homes for Sale in Casta del Sol, provide you exclusive access to many and varied social clubs. If you enjoy travel, playing cards, att...
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By Dave Eisenbrey, Real Estate Agent, 55+, Active Adult Communities.
(Heritage Realtor Group agents for Coldwell Banker.)
Homes for Sale Casta del Sol: Click Here to view.   Incorporated in 1972, The Casta delo Sol development located in the beautiful city of Mission Viejo, California is one of Orange County's original 55+, Active Adult retirement community's, artfully planned consisting of 1,927 homes with gorgeous tree lined streets and rolling hills. The many and varied social clubs take advantage of the two Recreation Centers featuring, a kitchen, plus Library, Billiards, ceramics, exercise and gardening rooms. In addition members enjoy the convenience of two pools and the access lawn bowling, tennis, paddle tennis, a putting green, walking path, and a gardening area.  Homes for Sale in Casta del Sol, provide you exclusive access to many and varied social clubs. If you enjoy travel, playing cards, att...
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By Dave Eisenbrey, Real Estate Agent, 55+, Active Adult Communities.
(Heritage Realtor Group agents for Coldwell Banker.)
 Casta Del Sol Homes for Sale, A Premier Mission Viejo, CA ,55+, Active Adult Community.    Casta Del Sol Homes for Sale, A Premier Mission Viejo, CA ,55+, Active Adult Community.   Incorporated in 1972 Casta del Sol located in the beautiful city of Mission Viejo, California is one of Orange County's original 55+, Active Adult Communities. Casta del Sol of Mission Viejo is a artfully planned community consisting of 1,927 homes with gorgeous tree lined streets and rolling hills. The many and varied social clubs take advantage of the two Recreation Centers featuring, a kitchen, plus Library, Billiards, ceramics, exercise and gardening rooms. In addition members enjoy the convenience of two pools and the access lawn bowling, tennis, paddle tennis, a putting green, walking path, and a garde...
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